The Université de Montréal (UdeM) houses long-standing and internationally recognized computational biology research activities in comparative genome analysis for more than two decades and provides a unique environment for bioinformatics research and training.
In order to underline the importance of the bioinformatic research, the Université de Montréal officially inaugurated in January 2004 the Robert Cedergren Centre.
Ongoing bioinformatics activities at the UdeM bear on:
- Bioinformatics: Use of software for acquiring, organizing, processing and analysis of biological data
- Medical Bioinformatics: Genetics and Medical Genomics, disease diagnosis, personalized medicine
- Engineering bioinformatics: software development based on established algorithms
- Theoretical Bioinformatics: Development of algorithms and processes that describe the logical framework for solutions to specific biological problems